Award Winning Futurist, Young Entrepreneur and Global Keynote Speaker, Kwame A.A Opoku was on Saturday, the 1st of December appointed and inducted an Ecowas Youth Ambassador by the Ecowas Youth Council. His appointment comes months after he was named one of the Most Influential Young Africans and was listed as one of the TOP 100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow by the St. Gallen Symposium. Earlier this year he also won the highly coveted African Youth of the Year (Male) at the Africa Youth Awards.
The Economic Community of West African States-Youth Council (ECOWAS- YC; EYC) was established in 2014 as a youth arm of the ECOWAS Commission to minimize the demanding challenges of youths in order to discharge efficient service delivery with the sole aim of engaging and promoting regional economic co-operation and integrations between 15 countries with different historic trajectories (colonization, language, and administrative cultures) through cohort of youth hubs and activities to the posterity of the sustainable development process of the West African region. It has over 200 Million members across 15 states.
The Council is governed by renowned patrons such as H.E Abdoulaye Wade, Former President of Senegal amongst others.
His appointed comes with the the Office of an Ambassador (His Excellency), a mandate to lead the Youth Agenda for the Ecowas Youth Council in Ghana and facilitate cross border engagements across all member states. The highly prestigious appointment will also grant him access to government agencies across all member states in the interest of the Council. As an Ambassador, he is one of the youngest to ever earn such honor.
Kwame A.A Opoku is an Award-Winning Futurist, Global Business Keynote Speaker, 2x Tedx Speaker, Brand Architect, Serial Entrepreneur and a Social Media/Digital Marketer. He was awarded the 2017 Africa Youth of the Year at the African Youth Awards and named among the Top 100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow by the St. Gallen Symposium.
As an entrepreneur, he is CEO of Mary & Mary Global partners, a leading communications marketing and PR firm with a bank of super creative and talented minds connecting, informing and creating inspiring work, he is also the Co-Founder and Lead Curator of WE FESTIVAL AFRICA a unique platform dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs who are in the trenches of building their business.
He is one of the most recognised voices on the Continent in the Area of Exponential technologies and has since founded Future of Business Africa (FOBA). FOBA GLOBAL is an independent non-profit futuristic business think tank using exponential technologies to tackle Africa’s biggest challenges and creating the future —today.
HE is also the Founding President of Institute of Future Learning, a collaborative learning platform and educational institute focused on raising the next crop of exponential thinkers and innovators. HE is an itinerary speaker on the subject of AI, Robotics, Space Economy, Nano Technology, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Optogenetics etc. and The Founder of the FUTURE GOVERNANCE FORUM.
He is the Co-Founder of Idea Factory Africa, a global African Community and a Social Enterprise, welcoming young people from every discipline and culture who seek to influence the world through NOVEL IDEAS.
Kwame is a dynamic millennial who brings over 10 years of international experience to driving transformation and youth empowerment in Africa.
He is currently the Vice Chair, West Africa for the Young CEOs Business Forum, one of the World’s leading Organizations, he is head of all YCBF related projects within the West African region, making Him Head of Operations in 16 Countries.